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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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Address: 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
Phone Number: 601-354-7303
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that...

Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that includes indoor exhibits: a 100,000-gallon aquarium filled with native fishes, reptiles and amphibians, plus more than two miles of outdoor walking trails that wind through natural habitats.

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David M

I had heard about this from some friends, so I decided to give it a try. Well it was great! I'm a history channel out door person anyway. The stuff they have in there is out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
David M
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Jackson, Mississippi
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Jackson, Mississippi
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard about this from some friends, so I decided to give it a try. Well it was great! I'm a history channel out door person anyway. The stuff they have in there is out of this world. I felt like a little kid in the place. It's a great place to take the kids, but becareful withbthe kids.... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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123 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of a fun plan for a day with our Grandchildren, we included a trip to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. We have included the Museum in many previous days with our grandchildren over the past decade or so and it never gets old. There is something for all ages and it is always fresh. We will keep... More 

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Meadville, Mississippi, United States
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a group to see the baby dinosaur exhibit and it was excellent. We love the permanent exhibits as well. They have a huge collection of fossils and dinosaur bones from the state. They also have living exhibits with frogs, turtles, fish and even snakes! (kids favorite) They have a lot of taxidermy so you can see local... More 

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Clinton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is decent. It's fairly small but the aquarium section is nice. Traveling exhibits are worth going though. the nature trails are also really nice as long as it isn't too hot.

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Thank Kristine D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience for the whole family. I went with my mother and my two daughters (age 4 and 6). We all had a great time. There were so many things to look at and keep the kids attention. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit and can't wait to come back again.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an afternoon free and visited this museum. Although small compared to the big cities, it was very interesting and full of information. We really enjoyed it and it has a well priced gift shop attached to it as well.

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Helensvale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid $5 each to enter, seniors rate. Some very good exhibits, the museum is not large but there is plenty to see. We liked it.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun, inexpensive, good price for an afternoon with grandkids. There were a lot of interactive displays and everyone enjoyed the aquariums.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a special trip to see the Neuberger modern art exhibit and very much enjoyed it. I would recommend visiting before it closes this fall.

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brisco74
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a day date with my wife. Enjoyed the goose bumps experience they were having. The aquarium was very informative. I was unaware of all the varieties of fish we have here. Made for a fun day.

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